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MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm EDT
have barney frank later on this hour responding to the elizabeth warren/scot brown debate that happened in boston. that was a barn burner. but before that, i have to tell you we had a remarkable late in the game development in the presidential race today. it is october 1st. but what happened today is roughly the opposite of an october surprise, i guess? today the republican party announced that in five of the nine or so swing states in the presidential race this year, in the five states that you see marked with an x on this map, the republican party is stopping its voter registration efforts. the republican party has suddenly and totally as of october 1st given up on trying to register new voters in nevada, colorado, virginia, north carolina, and florida. each of those states is very much in play this year. and the republican party has announced that in these five key swing states, they are going to stop registering new voters. here are the voter registration deadlines for those states. typically what this would mean is between now and the last minute of the last hour on the la
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
independence day or night in massachusetts. elizabeth warren and scott brown tried to dodge partisanship at every turn yet somehow the candidates got chippy. we will dissect and discuss round two ahead on "now." [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ male announcer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...the mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] life is unpredictable. that's why at fidelity life we want you to think about term life insurance -- taking care of your family's future expenses if something happens to you. it's easy. we get to know you and your needs, then give you our best quote and our competitors'. you choose and save up to 70%. that could mean $250,000 of coverage for just $15 a month. we
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> elsewhere, the candidates for the u.s. senate in massachusetts, scott brown and elizabeth warren, debated for the second time last night. the two were combative as they staked out opposite positions on issues ranging from job creation to bringing home troops from afghanistan. nbc's david gregory of "meet the press" was the moderator, and they also clashed over brown's claim of partisan independence. >> if he is re-elected, that increases the odds that the republicans will control the senate and that he can block president obama's agenda. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> can we -- >> excuse me, excuse me. >> go ahead, senator. >> excuse me, i'm not a student in your classroom. please let me respond. thank you. >> recent polls before the debate showed elizabeth warren with a small lead over scott brown. >>> and last night on "the rachel maddow show," congressman barney frank weighed in on the debate. he explained scott brown's stance and what he believes are inconsistencies in his campaign. >> here's a man who claims he's suppo
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >>> the second debate between elizabeth warren and scott brown has just ended. >>> and another big debate tonight. and you are going to see the coverage right here before anywhere else. democrat wayne powell just finishes debate with eric cantor. i'll talk to the man trying to unseat one of the biggest obstructionists in congress. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag ed show. is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. the presidential debate is just two days away in denver. here's chris christie talking about how incredibly well mitt romney is going to do. >> on wednesday night, mitt romney is going to be standing on the same stage as the president of the united states and i'm telling you come thursday morning, the entire narrative of the race is going to change. here's the great news for republicans. we have a candidate who is going to contrast
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
democratic senator sherrod brown. plus, one of romney's top surrogates makes some outrageous and offensive comments about the president. >> he has been what i zi and disengaged. when you're not that bright, you can't get better prepared. >> lazy? not that bright? time for romney's campaign to show some respect and kick this by by to the curb. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> today's conversation on facebook has been going nonstop since last night's debate. everyone's riled up about romney's attack on big bird and the gang at sesame street. ramon says don't mess with big bird. denetra says i fwru up on sesame street and i want my children to enjoy it, to
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:00am EDT
language? willy brown is the former mayor of san francisco, former speaker of the house out there. joan walsh is editor-at-large for salon and the author of "what's the matter with white people." i want to get to these points. can you win on the facts having lost perhaps on performance value? >> it's very, very difficult to get people in the world observing politicians to ever come to the substance. they always go for style. they always are influenced by performances, and i believe mr. obama took a licking last night. the public knows that and now to suggest that the facts support what his position is supposed to be i don't think carries. >> you know, i got to ask you a personal question about the president. you know, i do look up to him in so many ways. when i'm with him i say to myself and i do this objectively, i listen to him after he's briefed us on something, this guy ought to be president. he has the command of the issues. he has scope. he has relevance. he can talk to you as regular person in common english as well as the wonk talk. he has an iq that is way up there. yet last ni
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the house science committee, georgia republican paul brown, a medical doctor, gave a sermon at a baptist church last month and addressed the issue of evolution. >> i've come to understand that all that stuff i was talk taught about evolution, embryology, big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. and it's lies to try to keep me and the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. there are a lot of scientific data that i found out as a scientist that actually showed that this is really a young earth. i don't believe that the earth has been around 9,000 years. i believe it was created in six days as we know them. >> well, bill nye, the science guy, had this to say in response to congressman brown's comments. quote, since the economic future of the united states depends on our tradition of technological innovation, representative brown's views are not in the national interest. he is by any measure, unqualified to make decisions about science, space, and technology. wow. ready for something really scary in one of brown's cohorts is tod
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 2:00pm EDT
] and try aleve for relief from tough headaches. >>> governor brown asks to keep california gas prices from rising even mother. governor brown has ordered california's smog regulators allow winter blend gasoline to be sold four weeks earlier to increase supply. gas shortage has raised prices to record high of $4.67 a gallon. >>> the spacex falcon 9 rocket. >> super cool. the dragon spacex spacecraft is on its way to the international space station. the unmanned rocket is the first privately run spacecraft to provide supplies for the space station under contract with nasa. >>> and one man has been charged in connection with a huge brawl. did you see this? this is two wedding receptions at philly over the weekend. one of the bride's uncles died of a heart attack. police say it's not clear yet what caused this fight, but alcohol apparently part of the reason. >>> more arrests are expected. >>> and wii got some breaking news in right now. as you can see, we're taking you live to california where the president will make remarks at the national chavez center. the president obviously t
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
fundraisers have benefited the likes of scott brown, rand paul, david vitter, carly fiorina, and jim demint down at south carolina. murray's pac is also lending a big hand to who? josh mandel in ohio who is of course going after sherrod brown in the senate race in the buckeye state. let's turn to alec mcgillis, a writer for "the new republic." his report, "coal miners donor" details robert murray's efforts to pressure his employees into donating to republican causes. great to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. >> thanks for having me. >> you had several -- you had several, i understand several sources come forward and tell you about this pressure to contribute. what surprised you the most? what did you find out? >> i guess i was surprised at just how long this has been going on and we haven't really heard about it. this is an amazing, years long, widespread system that's been going on where workers when they first arrive at this company are told, look. you are -- we expect you to give to the pac, to our pac that's part of working here. you're going to sign a form that le
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
the average up a penny to $4.67 a gallon and the governor brown ordered regulators to allow winter blend gasoline sold earlier to increase the supply and lower prices by an estimated 15 to 20 cents a gallon. >>> the number of people infected with a rare form of fun gal meningitis is going up. the cdc says 91 confirmed in 9 states. seven people died. the massachusetts pharmacy that makes the steroid linked to the outbreak issued a recall of all of its products on saturday. >>> jerry sandusky will be sentenced tomorrow and the attorney says sandusky regrets not taking the stand at the trial. joe amendola says he's writing a statement to read at the hearing. he could get more than 218 years behind bars before he's eligible for parole. >>> police are reviewing this tape to determine a cause of a brawl that broke out at a hotel between two wedding parties yesterday. three people were arrested. and one of t uncle of one of the brides died of heart attacks. they were said to be intoxicated. police had to call for back-up twice. wow. >>> black friday exposed. cnbc's michele caruso-cabrera
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
harder than scott brown thinks it is. >>> coming up, in tonight's rewrite, the cast of "the west wing" will teach mitt romney how to win the debate. now, the question you have to ask yourself, with 23 hours to go until the debate, how fast a learner is mitt romney? [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand overhree and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. [ male announcer ] the exceedingly nimble, ridiculously agile, tight turning, fun to drive 2013 smart. ♪ >>> in the spotlight tonight, mitt romney's disastrous 47% comments are still not enough to keep his secret tax returns off the front page. "the new york times" page one headline today offshore tactics helped increase romney's wealth. and by this afternoon the obama campaign was up with this video. mitt romney has millions invested in o. shore tax havens. he says it doesn't mean he's avoiding u.s. taxes. >> i have not saved one dollar by having an investment somewhere outside this country. >> there was no reduction, no
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm EDT
paul brown of georgia, quote, september jobs report raises questions. quote, i don't think bls cooked numbers. i think a bunch of dems lied about getting jobs. that would have the same effect. that was from a senior writer at something called the washington examiner, a conservative thing online. eric bolling who is at fox news, he wrote, wow. obama labor department smarter than all 25 of america's top economists. or something far more inside ous. i don't know. then there was this from conservative talk radio host laura ingram. quote, jobs numbers from labor secretary hilda solis are total pro obama propaganda. just looking on twitter you could see the ground swell on the right that they were going to build their own iran-ternet on this. forget the real world they were going to build their own private world that made them happier. the real world is inconvenient. we will have our own. the real facts are not accepted. we will have our own. time for fresh fact. you could see the ground swell building for this on the right first online but then of course where it fully blossomed was
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
brown kauffman. so this wasn't entirely at all a partisan thing. it came up against a lot of resistance in a lot of parties to break up the big banks. congresswoman waters, talk me down from my concern about the fact that if we get to a crisis, that basically size is the issue and everything is subsidiary to that. if we still have these big banks, even if we designate them, when the rubber hits the road and the crisis is at the door and everyone's hair is on fire, we're still just going to write them a blank check. >> no. absolutely not. first of all, you have to understand that when we experienced this crisis in this country with the failure of lehman brothers and all of a sudden we saw that our economy was at great risk, we were on the road to a depression, we didn't know what to do. nobody -- we had no rules. >> right. >> for how to deal with this so it has been very complicated and a lot of hard work, but we came up with dodd-frank and we came up with the designation so that we can have the living wills as a part of how we dissolve these institutions. we have come a long
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
. but if you're black or brown, 31% is how many poor african-american students who missed the third grade reading proficiency mark didn't graduate on time. 33% is how many poor latino students who failed to hit that third grade reading mark turned 19 without high school diplomas. but then there is this number. zero. zero is the gap between white and minority students when not living in poverty when it comes to graduation rates for third grade readers who hit their reading proficiency mark. what's at stake? well, it's known as matthew effect. as in the gospel of matthew. chapter 13, verse 12. that's next. a taste of what's h? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck! i didn't smell
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
. scott brown cited a study. what could be more -- businesses themselves are independent. it is essentially a right wing interest group that is out there to, you know, destroy democrats at every opportunity. i don't think i'm overstating things when i say that. it's like me getting up here saying the occupy wall street group came up with a study saying, you know. it's not an independent source. >> these folks just don't hate obama enough. if i was split from the u.s. chamber of commerce, it's the baby brother. >> they have been incredibly opposed to affordable care act and fought the obama truth. they thought the chamber of commerce was too soft. >> yes. >> on a more basic level, too, they oppose regulations of every kind. they oppose affirmative action. it's interesting. the corporations all filed. they support these things as necessary things for diverse and highly competent work force for the 21st century. it's radical. anytime anyone references that, it's a red flag. >> here is the irony. if you forget the statistics and talk to small business owners and say what do you need
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
times, testy debate last night as massachusetts republican incumbent senator scott brown met his democratic challenger, elizabeth warren, at the university of massachusetts in lowell. it was the second of four scheduled debates as a new poll from "the boston globe" shows 18% of massachusetts voters still undecided and with warren holding a lead. right out of the gate, moderator david gregory asked about the controversy around elizabeth warren's claim to native american heritage. >> i never used the information about our native american heritage to get any advantage, not to apply to college, not to apply to law school, and not to get hired for any job. i was listed in a directory as -- i listed myself as native american. i was listed there. it's part of who i am. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i consider myself as having a native american background. that's what i said. that's what i am. >> no one is questioning what her parents told her when she was younger or all the way through that time frame. but when she was asked by "the boston herald" why is harvard touting her
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
entertaining. >>> the second debate between elizabeth warren and scott brown has just ended. there were a ton of fireworks. we will be life i massachusetts with the latest. and there was another big debate tonight. and you are going to see the coverage right here before anywhere else. democrat wayne powell just finished his debate with house majority leaderer rick can for. tonight, i'll talk to the man tried to unseat one of the biggest constructionist in congress. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter. we're coming right back. [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save you by switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you save. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing-out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watchin
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
senate. elizabeth warren and scott brown face-off again. >> i'll tell you the right way to watch the debates. you're in "the cycle" for tuesday, october 2nd. >>> we're sizing up the candidates before tomorrow's fight night in denver. "the cycle's" ringside for all the action. the weigh-in is over, and now it's time to enter the ring. in one corner, president obama "no drama" obama and in the other governor williard mitt tens romney. both are keeps expectations low but both step into the ring with plenty of debate experience in the past five years. can either deliver a knockout punch without going below the bench? do we search body punches over job plans? will romney be over the ropes for taxes, bill obama be bum rushed for specifics. will jim lair send them to certain corners. after some debate of our own, we compiled our own list of what to watch. wasn't easy. here's a glimpse into the editorial brainstorm. >> the president has a double-edged sword being the president, because he's got a lot of command of detail, he understands policies, but the expectations are also high and he can
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
. >>> coming up, the second daent between scott brown and democratic challenger elizabeth warren has just ended. we'll bring you the highlights and talk to boston city council at large felix ororo coming up next. >>> and state senators in ohio are camping out tonight to raise awareness about early voting, which begins in just a few hours. state senator nina turner joins us. stay with us. >> all, senator, to suggest that ms. warren benefitted, was hired, because she was native american or minority? >> the real issue, david, is what is she telling the people not -- >> answer the question. you suggested she's being dishonest. i want to know if you have any evidence. >> the best way to answer that is for her to release her personnel. >> i never used it for college, for law school, or to get a job. >> senator scott brown on defense trying to back up his manufactured native american controversy. brown and democratic opponent elizabeth warren just finished their second debate for brown's senate seat. it was front and center in the debate. but brown also had a tough time standing by mitt rom
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hard way, by getting the most votes. >>> also, a lot of dnts think or hope that scott brown came on too strong in his debate last night with elizabeth warren. we'll go to the videotape and look very closely. >>> look who has another etch-a-sketch moment. mitt romney now says he won't revoke obama's two-year visas for qualified young illegal immigrants. well, maybe he's seen the polling on latinos lately which are devastating. >>> let me finish with a behind the scenes look at what really happened at the great kennedy/nixon debates. you will love these stories i have dug up. this is "hardball," the place for politics. and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help yo
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
scott brown. and sex trafficking here at home. a crisis of modern day slavery. but first, the candidates will finally debate and a lot of us just don't care. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. ever notice the holidays are getting earlier and earlier? every year those christmas tree ornaments and santa hats get put on display just a week or two earlier. incrementally pushing up the date of when it's acceptable to think about candy canes and reindeer. apparently christmas has arrived this year. we haven't trick-or-treated or given thanks yet. break out the dreidel or light the kwanzaa. or get the tree up. taking a page from the lobby christmas tree's book, the political parties have made sure we don't forget to vote. on any day in the month preceding election day, that is. because you can vote early. but not often. that's right. it's election day. 37 days shy of the actual election day and people in iowa are already casting their votes and across 30 states absentee ballots are hitting mailboxes. it's not about winning more votes on election day, it's about racking up ba
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:00am EDT
was legitimate. >>> coming up, what can brown do for you? he's running for re-election up in ohio. but he's got karl rove money machine, whole money machine coming at him, and he's taking him on pretty well. he's doing well. we're going to learn something about winning in a good old state like ohio. >>> republicans have been searching without success over the country for voter fraud, and now they finally found it in their own campaign. the biggest case of alleged registration fraud in the country, and the republicans are caught paying for it and holding the bag. we can't wait to get to that one. >>> we're going to visit that parallel republican universe where mitt romney leads, by the way, in every poll in that universe. the republicans really believe in a liberal conspiracy involving all the pollsters of this country left and right, even the fox pollsters? maybe they just don't accept the legitimacy of a democratic president, any democratic president. >>> let me finish with my belief that presidential debates are often unfair and almost always unpredictable. this is "hardball," t
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
warren and scott brown are going to face off again, second debate for them. and it comes as a new poll is out showing a mass shift in massachusetts. and joip our conversation on twitter. you can find us @tamronhall and @newsnation. this is my song pick of the day. [ male announcer ] your mouth is cleanest after a dentist visit. ♪ but between check-ups, it goes through a lot. ♪ tartar builds and that feeling fades. with new listerine® ultraclean™, you can keep it dentist clean. it's the only mouthwash with proven tartar control and new everfresh™ technology for a powerful dentist clean feeling up to 3x longer. ahhhhhhhh. [ male announcer ] keep your mouth dentist clean with new listerine® ultraclean™. power to your mouth™. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ male announcer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...th
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
warren/brown debate. >> if you're going to comment on my record i would have you refer to -- >> can we just -- if this is going to be -- >> excuse me. i'm not a student in your classroom. please let me respond, okay. thank you. >> plus, there they go again. those inmates at the famous filipino prison hit the yard gangham style. ♪ >> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. only one day to go before mitt romney faces off against president obama in denver and our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows voters across the nation are placing more importance on these debates than the last time a sitting president ran and was challenged. joining me chris cizilla, managing editor of post politics.com and nbc political editor mark murray. mark, first to you, go through the numbers on the new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. others have shown tightening of the race. when you asked voters whether they are looking to these debates more than last time did. >> people are paying attention. four in ten saying this is going to matter, be important to their vote, although wor
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
until after the election. >>> a lot of democrats think or hope that scott brown up in massachusetts came on too strong in his debate last night with elizabeth warren. >>> let who's had another etch-a-sketch moment. mitt romney says he won't revoke the self-deportation for illegal immigrants. >>> let me fin wish a behind the scene looks in what happened in the great kennedy/nixon debates. i've got it for you. this is "hardball," the place for politics. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just la
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Oct 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
implementation until after the election. >>> a lot of democrats think or hope that scott brown up in massachusetts came on too strong in his debate last night with elizabeth warren. >>> let who's had another etch-a-sketch moment. mitt romney says he won't revoke the self-deportation for illegal immigrants. >>> let me fin wish a behind the scene looks in what happened in the great kennedy/nixon debates. i've got it for you. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> ron brown's in "the national journal" wrote, the main reason obama is doing better in battleground states has to do with his increase from white working women. working class women. keep in mind, back in 2008, nationally, obama only got 41% of that group's vote. well, today in michigan 46% say they support the president. in florida it's 48%. nevada, new hampshire, wisconsin, and pennsylvania, the number hovers in those cases around 50%. in ohio and iowa, it's up to 52%. looking good for the president with white working class women. what an interesting category to be moving ahead in. we'll be right back. >>> welcome bac
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
between elizabeth warren and scott brown. the stumbles, the highlights and who won the night? ♪ these are... [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinner into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch. marie callender's. it's time to savor. >>> welcome back. we are following this breaking news out of arizona. a border patrol agent has been shot and killed in naco along the border near tucson. both were patrolling on horseback in an area known as a drug-smuggling corridor. the wounded agent was air-lifted by helicopter to a hospital and is expected to recover. we'll work on more details and bring them to you. >>> we have a look at some of the other stories topping the news. senate leaders are said to be close to a deal that would tackle the fiscal cliff facing the country. the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that are set to kick in in january. a new report by the nonpartisan tax policy center says 90% of americans will see their taxes go up by an average of $3,500 per household if
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
debate for elizabeth warren and scott brown. both struggled on basic answers on washington. scalia and lugar. good morning from littleton, colorado, just outside of denver in the all-important denver suburbs. the swingiest part of the state. it's tuesday, october 2nd, 2012. i'm chloyce talbott. mitt romney landed in colorado last night and scored the endorsement of the big guy. the legendary quarterback and now executive vice president of football operations john elway. it was the only scheduled talk. it was a stealth bomber in the background there. romney tried to tamp down expectations in the back. >> people want to know who is going to win? who is going to score the punches and who is going to make the biggest difference in the arguments they make? in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves. it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> playing off the enthusiastic crowd. romney had lines for the base. may even tested out a few zingers w
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. >> and joining us now, judith brown, diana's co-director of the advancement project, a civil rights organization that filed the lawsuit. thank you for your time. we played that state lawmaker who said if that law was in effect in pennsylvania, he felt that governor romney would win that state, done. the polling shows opposite. nevertheless there was a concern. let's talk about the split decision. the judge is blocking it for now, but what happens next? >> well, you know, this is a big victory for democracy. it paves the way for free, fair, and accessible voting. we know that there were hundreds of thousands of people who would have been impacted by this and would not have had the i.d. we're very pleased that, in fact, in november people can vote without that i.d. we will continue to fight this law because we know that in the end that it impacts elderly voters, young voters and people of color and veterans in the state of pennsylvania. >> what's interesting and the irony we've been talking about is that there was always a great debate that there was no proof of significant voter frau
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
initial reaction to the elizabeth warren/scott brown debate. >> scott brown fell into the trap that sometimes male politicians fall into when they debate women. he looked overbearing and angry. and you particularly can't do that when you're debating a woman candidate. i thought he was in a lot of trouble as a result of this. he's behind anyway, but now he looks mad, angry, and i think that's a -- >> okay. well, that race is fascinating. the debate was last night and we have fascinating clips of that. and also the look at preparations of the presidential debates a day away. but first, we'll start with afghanistan. nato's secretary general says there's a possibility that western forces could be withdrawn from afghanistan more quickly than previously planned. he suggested the deadly spike of insider attacks has hit the morale of former troops serving in the war zone. and today's front page of the "new york times" claims the u.s. is abandoning its hopes for a peace deal with the taliban. the "times" reports american officials are essentially giving up on what was once a critical compone
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
with one key voting block noncollege educated white women. or as brown stein refers to them as waitress moms. through a targeted and sustained appeal to working women on display in obama ads like this one the incumbent has been particularly effective and brown stein's piece he writes democrats say blue collar women have been the principle and most receptive target for their extended ad barrage portraying romney as plutocrat. on airing these on dr. phil and judge judy the strategy seems to be paying off lifting obama's numbers among a group that tilts republicans in swing states that will be a key to victory in november. ask you about this, this late stage i call it a late -- i don't know what i called it a last stage gaps when going into the commercial break, but we've -- this has been something we've seen in the numbers for a while now, romney has a problem among latinos and women and in particular, you know, the latino demographics, 70/20 are terrible numbers. bill clinton got the highest percentage of the hispanic vote in '96, 72%. looks like the president is on track to do
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
much. >> the most watched race this year, the senate race is between elizabeth warren, scott brown. they had a combative debate last night. let's take a watch. >> can you name some republicans in the senate today that you are able to work with on big issues, substantive issues that the country faces? >> probably richard lugar would be one that would come to mind. >> he's not going to be there. who else could you name, senator? >> that is a problem. >> i think justice scalia is a very good judge. justice kennedy. justice kennedy is obviously very good and justice roberts, justice sotomayor. that's the beauty of it being independent. >> if you had to pick one. >> i don't need to pick one. we have plenty of justices up there. i'm proud of the ones we have. >> miss warren who would be your model? >> two gaffes. was it a draw? >> right there. an active crowd in that campaign there. that byte, probably a draw. scott brown has been on such the attack against elizabeth warren. he's behind. he's behind when it comes to women. i'll be curious to see if all these attacks, especially on elizab
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
right now. that's a huge concern. governor brown says he's going to be releasing some of these restriks so they can start mixing in the winter blend. hopefully that will bring relief quickly. that's the good news and by the way, did you see notre dame, miami? >> no, i don't know what you're talking about. i've lost connection. i cannot hear you. i've lost connection. >> see you later. >>> up next, food fight over the obama administration's move to help tomato growers in swing states catch up with mexican competitors. imagine what the gas prices in california would be if california were a swing state. back in 30 seconds. >>> a food fight, literally, is brewing between the u.s. and mexico. we're talking about tomatoes and maybe sour grapes as well. the it's subject of our deep dive today. last week, the obama administration announced it favored canceling a 16-year-old $3.5 billion tomato trade deal with mexico. the deal encourages imports and has kept tomato prices low. but florida growers say they're so low they can't catch up. the numbers show mexican tomato sales have quadruple since 2
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
judge. >> his model is scalia? maybe the most conservative judge on the bench? but then senator brown hedged with this line. >> i think justice scalia is a very good judge, justice kennedy. just -- justice kennedy is obviously very good, and justice roberts. they're -- justice sotomayer. >> he was asked to name his model and he names half the court. >> well, justice scalia -- >> that's the buft being an independent, dave. >> if had you to pick one f you had to pick one. >> listen, i don't need to pick one. >> oh, he's an independent. interesting. we've been hearing that a lot lately. >> i have a history of working across the aisle. >> i've been an independent voter and thinker. >> the fact i'm working across party lines. >> doing my independent thinking. >> i've got some bad news for the senator. see that "r" next to his name? that means he's a republican. and his record shows it, too. he co-sponsored the blunt amendment which would have let employers deny women contraception coverage. he voted against the health care law. he supports subsidizing oil companies. and he wants to extend
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
we swed earlier between mr. brown and miss elizabeth warren? >> na is sort of textbook how not to run against a female candidate. remember when rick lazio when he ran against hillary clinton and the way he was aggressive and sort of came off like a jerk. the difficulty in debating a woman, it came up debating sarah palin, is that there's a way you handle debating a woman on television so you don't want to look like the heavy and you definitely don't want to look like you're condescending to her or talking down to her. i think scott brown did himself a world of harm in the way he came across. >> because scott brown has always been regarded as a likable chap. you might not like his policies but he's had an affect which people have found warm and personalable. >> i think in this debate and the previous debate he's ruined that image for himself. he's been seen as sort of like a bully. he keeps going after her on this native american question, just over and over again. his campaign is almost centered on it. even when they asked him a question, a sort of fluffy question about the red so
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
massachusetts tonight, senator scott brown and his democratic challenge elizabeth warren face off in the second of four debates for that u.s. senate seat up there. david gregory will moderate it comes as new boston globe poll shows warren inching slightly ahead, 43% to 38%. still 18% of voters remain undecided there. the same poll conducted in may gave senator brown a two-point lead. >>> still ahead on "way too early," wow were the new york jets bad yesterday. shutout, blownout, injured on their home field. rex ryan's press game post conference the only highlight of the day. >>> and an incredible comeback by team europe at ryder cup. the united states entered sunday with a big lead and it's big guns on the course. we'll show you what happened in sports. all that and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. >> there are a few people in the house who would rather we did this some other way. we've tried other ways. i say to my friends in the house of representatives, we've got to get this done. >> we're confident the way we got this package will work in the senate. we're op
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
brown, also cochair for the romney campaign out here. senator brown, let me start with you on the civil tone. everybody is so nice. i assume that plays well no matter what side you're on. >> absolutely. colorado is socially moderate. fiscally very conservative. it plays very well in the state. >> were you surprised how civil it was? >> it was. >> it was nasty on the airwaves. >> we sat through a lot of republican debate where is it got very nasty very quickly on the stage. it seems like both camps were very careful to tell the candidate, okay, don't lecture. that was worked on both sides. don't be peevish. >> i don't understand the obama campaign was coming out and no, no, no. not overly so. >> they prepared for three days for this in the las vegas area. you don't want to engage too much. unfortunately the president missed a couple of opportunities where he should have. >> senator, i had three colorado governors on yesterday. now i have a fourth one. you survived. >> i survived. i know. and i'll ask the same question. i'll ask it to you. what makes colorado the quintessential swin
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
admit this, it is really the browning of america and how this country is changing in a good way and thus in the process by people. because we're becoming more and more browner if, you will, our legislature, our elected officials should be reflective of that, right? i know in the republican party, that's always a very uncomfortable conversation to have. the reason why and i believe this is code -- you know what shall the america that i grew up in is not the same anymore. it feels different. what are you really saying here? are you saying that the values of our system are changing or are you saying that this country does not look as white as it used to be. that's really what i think the underlying conversation i think we should have but it's an uncomfortable conversation to have. >> this year was the first time that more than 50% of children who were born in this year were born to parents who were nonwhite or one parent was. >> our next asian president, our next indian president is out there. he or she will most likely be elected in our lifetime -- >> as long as it's not bobby jindal. >> w
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
and talk with ohio senator sherrod brown. >>> and a big day for swing state voters. early voting begins in ohio and a pennsylvania court blocks a voter i.d. law. all the details. share your thoughts on facebook and on twitter using the #edshow. >>> thanks for watching "the ed show." mitt romney is running behind in the polls. he needs to bring his a game tomorrow night. does he has have a game? romney has an uphill climb on his hands. no doubt about it. the comments about the 47% has done some real damage to the campaign. >> that infamous piece of tape is being given analysis by the american people. >> that infamous piece of tape is being given analysis by the american people. the latest poll shows just 23% of likely voters say romney's comments made them think more positively about the candidate. 45% said it made them feel more negatively about mitt romney. romney senior adviser ed gillespie said they are expecting the 47% remark to come up in tomorrow's debate and is prepared to answer it and address it. we believe the voters will see and appreciate the fact that what governor
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the response and talk with ohio senator sherrod brown. >>> and a big day for swing state voters. early voting begins in ohio and a pennsylvania court blocks a voter i.d. law. all the details. share your thoughts on facebook and on twitter using the #edshow. s dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. >>> thanks for watching "the ed show." mitt romney is running behind in the polls. he needs to bring his a game tomorrow night. does he has have a game? romney has an uphill climb on his hands. no doubt about it. the
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
the republicans are extremely difficult to work with. and vice versa. >> scott brown working with democrats. >> but she can't work with scott brown if she's replacing him. >> no, i'm just saying, scott brown works with democrats. he really does. i'll tell you what. >> watch him. >> salient point. >> all night long. >> wow! >> look, it goes both ways. >> he locked himself in a room for one month and he comes up with that? >> he's a good boy. >>> still ahead, bob woodward and former national security adviser dr. brzezinski. >> you say that well. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> that's the best we got? >> al hunt, thank you. >> al, put the hat back on! all right. >> let's go! >> yeah, baby! let's go, senators, right? >> very handsome in that hat. >>> coming up next, pulitzer prize-winning editor of "the washi
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
tonight between scott brown and elizabeth warren. let's listen to that. >> who's your model supreme court justice? >> let me see here. that's a great question. i think justice scalia is a very good judge. justice kennedy. justice kennedy. the i think they're very qualified people there. >> miss warren who would be your model supreme court justice. >> i think it would probably be elena kagan. >> jeff toobin, it seemed elizabeth warren got that right the first time. we saw scott brown move from left to right. >> it looked like he was sort of randomly picking names out of the sky. the justices who had absolutely nothing to do with each other elizabeth warren, her boss on the harvard law faculty was dean elena kagan have a long history together. >> and it seemed like scott brown wasn't ready for that answer. he was a practicing lawyer in massachusetts. to not be actively thinking about the supreme court as a senator is a little surprising to me. >> well, and to say that you're favorite justices are sotomayor and scalia among several hours that he named. there is a huge difference betwee
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